CPI-Maoist Major Incidents 2013
January 7: Ten Security Force personnel
including nine from CRPF and one Jharkhand Jaguar trooper were killed
in an encounter with Maoists at Karmatiya forests in Latehar District
of Jharkhand. Two Maoists were also killed. Four civilians were also
killed in the incident while removing the bodies of SF personnel as
landmines places under bodies of slain troopers.
January 20: SFs killed six CPI-Maoist
cadres including four top leaders, near Jimulgatta, in Aheri tehsil
of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
February 19: Three tribals were killed
by CPI-Maoist cadres at Lakkavaram forest area in G.K. Veedhi mandal
of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh.
February 22: CPI-Maoist cadres triggered
a landmine blast killing eight persons - six Police personnel, one SPO
and one civilian - at Majhauliya village in Gaya District of Bihar.
March 13: CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly
killed six villagers in a kangaroo court at Manmaru village in Saranda
forest area in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.
March 27: Ten cadres of CPI-Maoist were killed in an
encounter with TPC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, near a Lakramanda
village of Chatra District of Jharkhand.
April 4: Seven Maoist cadres were killed
in an encounter with Police in Bhamragad Division of Gadchiroli District,
April 4: Five personnel of the Jharkhand
Armed Police were killed when Maoist cadres opened fire at a village
market in Chainpur in Gumla District along Jharkhand's western border
April 12: Four CPI-Maoist cadres, a
Policeman and two villagers were killed in an encounter between Maoists
and Commandos of an anti-Naxal unit, C-60, in a forest of Dhanora in
Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
April 16: Nine CPI-Maoist cadres were
killed in an encounter with SFs in the forest area of Puarti village
in Sukma District, Chhattisgarh.
April 29: Seven CPI-Maoist cadres were
killed in a gun battle with SFs in Latehar District of Jharkhand.
May 12: Three Policemen were killed
in a gun battle with Maoists in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.
May 17: At least seven villagers, including
a suspected Maoist, and one security personnel, were killed in an encounter
near Edesmeta village of Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh.
May 25: Top Congress leaders, including
State Congress Chief Nand Kumar Patel, senior Congress leader Mahendra
Karma (founder of Salwa Judum, an anti-Maoist vigilante group) and former
Congress Member of Legislative Assembly, Uday Mudliyar, were among 28
persons killed when heavily-armed CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed a convoy
of the leaders inside a dense forest in Sukma District. Former Union
Minister V C Shukla was among 30 others injured in the incident.
June 13: A group of around 200 CPI-Maoist
cadres attacked the Dhanbad-Patna Intercity Express at the Bhalui halt
near Jamui District in Bihar, killing three persons and injuring six
passengers. The Maoists decamped with three rifles, including one AK
47 and two INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) rifles.
June 13: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
three persons including a Vice President of Lloyds near Nender village
in Etapalli tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The
victims are - Jaspal Dhillon, VP, Lloyds, a sub-contractor A. P. Mallikarjun
Reddy and Police Patil Raju Sadmake. The Maoists also left a pamphlet
near the bodies. "The government is trying to start mining in Surajagad
and Damkodvadavi hills in Gatta. This is our reply to the 'Janavirodhi'
[Anti-people] policies of the government…." read the pamphlet by CPI-Maoist.
Gatta area has been tense over a proposed JSW ISPAT Iron Ore Mining
Unit on Damkodvadavi hills which will affect many villages in Gatta
and Gardewada Gram Panchayat (village level local self-government
institution). Almost all the villages in this belt opposed the project
and the Maoists too backed them.
June 27: Eight CPI-Maoist cadres were
shot dead by SFs in an encounter in the forests of Latehar District
July 2: Pakur District SP Amarjit Balihar
(45) and five other Policemen were killed in an ambush by CPI-Maoist
cadres in Kathikund forest area of Dumka District of Jharkhand. Balihar
was returning from a meeting with DIG Priya Dubey in Dumka when his
vehicle was attacked by Maoists between 2.30 and 3pm. Three others were
injured in the incident.
July 7: Maharashtra Police's C-60 commandos,
along with a section of CoBRA commandos, shot dead six woman cadres
of CPI-Maoist and recovered arms and ammunitions after an encounter
near Mandri village in Etapalli division of Gadchiroli District.
July 17: At least three Special Auxiliary
Police troopers and three guards of a private road construction company
were killed and seven others injured when armed group of over 125 CPI-Maoist
cadres attacked a base camp of the company at Goh in Aurangabad District
July 18: Odisha Police claimed to have
killed three CPI-Maoist cadres in an encounter in a forest near Kiramdungri
village in Rayagada District around midnight.
July 23: Six cadres of PLFI were killed
in a factional clash with the CPI-Maoist cadres near Namsilli village
of Khunti District of Jharkhand. Around 30 to 40 CPI-Maoist cadres surrounded
the PLFI cadres and opened fired indiscriminately, killing six of them.
August 13: Three Chhattisgarh Armed
Force troopers including a head constable and a CPI-Maoist cadre
were killed in an hour long encounter between the Maoists and
security personnel at Kaushalnagar of Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.
August 27: Four personnel of the
BSF were killed on the spot and three injured in a landmine blast
by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Koraput District of Odisha. The blast
occurred on NH 26 at a culvert between Sakirai and Kauguntha villages
near Ralegada in Sunki ghat area under Pottangi Police Station
limits around 9 a.m. The BSF personnel were on leave and on their
way in three vehicles to Visakhapatnam from Balimela area of Malkangiri
District to board trains.
August 27: A Company Commander
of Chhattisgarh Special Task Force (STF) Lav Bhagat and a Constable
Shiv Kumar were killed in an encounter with Maoists near Harra
Koder village under Mardum Police Station area of Bastar District
of Chhattisgarh. Bodies of two women Maoists have also been recovered
from the spot.
September 14: At least 14 CPI-Maoist
cadres were killed in an encounter with Police in Malkangiri District
of Odisha. The gun battle, which lasted for several minutes, took
place in a forest close to the border with Chhattisgarh.
October 17: Three Police personnel
were killed in a CPI-Maoist attack near Gyarabatti area of Gadchiroli
District in Maharashtra.
October 17: CPI-Maoist cadres
detonated a cane bomb - a trademark IED used by them - to blow
up a vehicle, killing all its seven occupants near Pathara village
in Aurangabad District of Bihar.
October 28: SFs killed two CPI-Maoist
cadres near Hiddoor village of Etapalli Sub-division in Gadchiroli
District of Maharashtra. A C-60 Commando Ganpat Madavi was also
killed in the encounter while another was seriously injured.
November 10: The Maoists killed
three persons and injured as many at Amkola village in Gaya District
of Bihar. Among the dead was one Sanjay Yadav, who had recently
deserted the Maoist rank. Maoists suspected Yadav leaked information
to the Police leading to several raids on Maoists and recovery
of arms and ammunition.
November 12: A day after the first
phase of polling in Bastar zone, two BSF personnel and a civilian
driver were killed and as many injured in a landmine explosion
triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District. The troopers
were returning from poll duties when their vehicle was targeted
at Kerpal. A BSF doctor on board sustained injuries. Another BSF
vehicle in the convoy had a miraculous escape.
November 27: Four CRPF troopers
were killed and three others were injured in an IED blast by suspected
CPI-Maoist cadres in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District. The CRPF
men were killed while going for a civic action programme for the
villagers. Police claimed to have several Maoists in the ensuing
encounter but could not recover a single body.
November 30: Three Policemen were
killed and two others injured as 20-odd cadres of CPI-Maoist attacked
a Police team escorting the Patna-bound Sahebganj-Danapur Intercity
Express near Jamalpur city in Munger District. After shooting
the Policemen, the Maoists decamped with four rifles of the Policemen.
December 3: At least eight Policemen
on patrolling duty were killed in a Maoist attack near Nabinagar
in Aurangabad District. The Policemen were traveling in a jeep
that was blown up by a landmine on its way from Nabinagar to Tandwa.
A Police inspector, five troopers of the Special Auxiliary Force,
the driver and a trooper of the Bihar Military Police were killed
in the attack.